This reading circle is open to everyone. We will discuss the various themes explored in Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene A. Carruthers.

The Unapologetic Reading Circle will take place on the Sundays listed below for 90 minutes at 12pm PT/2pm CT/3pm ET via video call. Links will be sent to all registrants. Remember to sign-up below. 

September 16th - Chapter 1
Facilitated by Paris Hatcher, 
Black Feminist Futures
September 30th - Chapters 2 &3 
Facilitated by Kai M. Green,
Williams College & BYP100
October 14th - Chapters 4 & 5  
Facilitated by Nnenna Amuchie, BYP100
October 28th - Chapter 6 & The Conclusion 
Facilitated by Mary Hooks, SONG

The author will join for the Q & A portion of the call.

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MEET OUR FACILITATORS

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Paris Hatcher is a Black, queer feminist in love with the South. With over 10 years of experience on the local, national, and international level, Paris has been working with leading organizations to amplify the leadership of marginalized communities, win public policy campaigns, and advance reproductive and sexual health and justice, gender justice and queer liberation. She is the founder of Black Feminist Future, a movement incubator that focuses on the dynamic possibilities of galvanizing the social and political power of Black women and girls.

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Dr. Kai M. Green is a founding member of BYP100 and a professor of women, gender, African American and sexuality studies at Williams College in Williams, MA. His scholarship is uniquely vested in querying forms of self-representation and communal political mobilization by Black LGBT persons in the urban context, combines art and activism with research on race, gender, and sexuality in Black LGBT communities and cultural production.

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Nnenna Amuchie is a reproductive justice attorney and abolitionist organizing thru a black queer feminist lens with the DC Chapter of BYP100.

In 2017, she authored Ako na Uche: A short collection of poems from the ancestors.

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Mary Hooks is a 35yr old, Black, lesbian, feminist, mother, organizer and co-director of SONG.  Mary joined SONG as a member in 2009 and begin organizing with SONG in 2010. Mary’s commitment to Black liberation, which is encompasses the liberation of LGBTQ liberation, is rooted in her experiences growing up under the impacts of the War on Drugs. Her people are migrants of the Great Migration, factory workers, church folks, Black women, hustlers and addicts, dykes, studs, femmes, queens and all people fighting for the liberation of oppressed people. “The mandate; to avenge the suffering of our ancestors, to earn the respect of future generations, and to be transformed in the service of the work. Let’s get free ya’ll!